Tel: 00 40 21 222 0977
Fax: 00 40 21 222 0983
Web: www.vasslawyers.eu, www.avocat-achizitii-publice.ro, www.ppp-romania.eu
Most senior representative: Iulia Vass, Managing Partner
No. of local partners: 2
No. of lawyers: 8
Offices in Romania: Bucharest
Representative clients include: Major companies in the field of constructions, infrastructure, oil & gas, energy, banking & finance, IT&C, intellectual property, mass media & advertising, shipping & transport, environmental law, pharmaceutical law
Partners and heads of practice
Iulia is one of the Romanian leading experts in public procurement and PPP, being recommended by Global Law Experts and Legal 500 as “efficient and highly professional”. She successfully coordinated complex public procurement projects in constructions, energy, oil & gas, utilities, infrastructure, mass-media or IT and assisted clients in negotiations of high-value contracts.
Bianca coordinates the competition, state aid and energy practice, having more than six years of experience in complex and high-value projects. She also specializes in procurement, PPP and contracts, providing legal consultancy for companies in the fields of infrastructure, utilities, services or energy and natural resources.
Alexandra specializes in real estate and corporate law, having also relevant experience in public procurement, constructions, infrastructure, land fund and criminal business law. She provided legal assistance to a major real estate company regarding a public procurement procedure and to an important Greek company concerning a works contract for the rehabilitation of national roads.
Belgin is involved in complex projects concerning the construction field, being also specialized in public procurement, litigation, arbitration and commercial contracts. She provided legal assistance and representation to major companies in front of different courts of law.
Flavia has extensive knowledge and experience in assisting and representing clients in various civil, commercial, administrative or criminal litigations. She also specializes in banking & finance, successfully assisting and representing several leading companies from Central and Eastern Europe concerning arbitration disputes and court litigations.
List of the most representative projects
Offered advice and legal assistance concerning general corporate matters provided to a worldwide and multidisciplinary consultancy and engineering firm.
Handling general corporate work for one of the most important energy consulting firms. Offered consultancy and legal assistance services for an international company in the food industry regarding the applicability of the Romanian insolvency law and the liability of the shareholders and administrators of limited liability companies.
Advice and legal assistance to an IT firm regarding company incorporation and other corporate matters. Provided legal assistance and consultancy to several companies with regard to the acquisition of firms operating in the fields of healthcare and distribution of wellness and spa equipment.
Specialist lawyers: Bianca Bello, Alexandra Mititelu;
Capital market fraud - advice and legal assistance provided to a major brokerage firm in Romania, as well as drafting the claims against the capital market authorities having as object the supervisory failure in relation to multiple stock trading that caused damages of approximately EUR 700,000.
Leasing agreements - advice and legal assistance provided to a healthcare company concerning the renegotiation of more than 10 leasing agreements with one of the most important leasing companies in Romania, with an estimated value of EUR 6 million.
Credit agreement - assisting and representing clients in disputes arising from the execution of credit agreements concluded with financial institutions. Unfair terms - successful representation of clients regarding the removal of unfair terms related to risk commission within mortgage contracts.
Bank guarantees - assisting and representing an international construction company in several court cases regarding the validity and execution of a bank guarantee.
Specialist lawyers: Iulia Vass, Flavia Antonescu;
Energy and Natural Resources
Offered legal advice for one of the most important oil company in Romania concerning the organization of public procurement procedures for a series of major projects, with an estimated value of EUR 400 million.
Provided legal assistance and representation to a consortium of several local and international companies in the energy and constructions sector in drafting and advocating claims and complaints against a public procurement procedure for the award of a supply contract of modules for electricity and heat cogeneration with an estimated value of approximately EUR 5 million.
Offered successful legal assistance and representation to a local company in connection with an award procedure organized by the mining company CUPRU MIN S.A. ABRUD with an estimated value of around EUR 2 million.
Legal advice provided to a major Romanian company regarding the concession of mining ponds drain services. Litigation concerning modernization of energy companies - legal assistance and representation concerning a litigation with Oltenia Energy Complex for the modernization works and capital repairing services.
Offered legal assistance and representation in litigations concerning the legal right to extract oil and natural gas from natural deposits located on privately-owned land.
Specialist lawyers: Iulia Vass, Bianca Bello;
Rigged bidding - legal advice to a multinational dairy product supplier and an important Romanian dairy manufacturer during the investigation undertaken by the Romanian Competition Council regarding rigged bids within public procurement procedures.
Confidentiality in competition investigation - legal advice and consultancy provided to an important national company regarding the protection of confidential data during the investigation undertaken by the Romanian Competition Council.
Unfair competition - legal assistance and consultancy for various companies in relation to the application and interpretation of unfair competition legislation to certain aspects arising from distribution and sale agreements.
Regional investment aid - legal consultancy provided to a Norwegian company in relation to the compliance with the legal provisions on regional investment aid of a project establishing a production unit for the garbage press in Romania and of a project concerning a business unit for healthcare products dedicated for hospitals, elderly and disabled persons.
Applicability of de minimis rules - advising on the applicability of de minims rules in the field of processing and marketing of agricultural products.
Specialist lawyers: Iulia Vass, Bianca Bello;
Due diligence on real estate properties - performance of due diligence regarding the liquidation of a real estate property after the termination of a project for establishing a production unit for the garbage press in Romania.
Ownership right attributes and real estate publicity - legal assistance in relation to the compliance with the relevant legal provisions on ownership right attributes and real estate publicity of a project promoting sustainable production for small-scale farming communities in Transilvania.
Risk assessment of construction contracts - advice and legal assistance to a well-known international construction company with regard to risks arising from several Red and Yellow FIDIC works contracts with estimated value of over EUR 130 million.
Litigation & Arbitration in the construction field - advice and legal representation before the competent courts of law, the Court of Arbitration and N.C.S.C. for several major construction companies concerning over 50 legal cases (public procurement, execution and termination of works and financing contracts, debt recovery, employment, etc).
Awarding procedure of a works contract - providing legal advice and counsel to a major real estate company in organizing an awarding procedure. The object of the works contract consisted in the construction of a leisure complex, funded from the European Regional Development Fund.
Specialist lawyers: Iulia Vass, Bianca Bello, Alexandra Mititelu;
Litigation and Dispute Resolution
Advice and legal representation before the competent courts of law and the Court of Arbitration for several major companies concerning over 50 legal cases (execution and termination of contracts, debt recovery, etc.), as well as for private persons (loan agreements, moral damages, etc.).
Legal assistance and representation before the competent courts of law and N.C.S.C. in over 200 public procurement files.
Challenging the financial corrections for projects financed from European funds - legal assistance and representation provided for a major real estate company in connection with the conciliation procedure and challenging the financial corrections within an award procedure of a works contract for the construction of a leisure compound, financed through the European Regional Development Fund with an estimated value of approximately EUR 12 million.
Offered legal assistance and representation of clients in various court cases for the annulment of administrative documents including taxation decisions, evaluation reports issued by National Integrity Agency, denial of access to public records and information, etc.
Employment litigation - assisting and representing leading healthcare and transportation companies in several employment litigations regarding the execution and termination of employment contracts.
Specialist lawyers: Iulia Vass, Flavia Antonescu, Alexandra Mititelu;